• GAO: Size of Whistleblower Backlog Increasing

    GAO: Size of Whistleblower Backlog Increasing

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows that “the backlog of whistleblower and prohibited personnel practices cases at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel nearly doubled between 2011 and 2016, despite sustained efforts to tackle it.”

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Catch Up With The United States Digital Service and Dcode

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On the May 18th FedTalk, host Ben Carnes was joined by Megan Vorland, Director of Programs at dCode, and Nicholas Holtz from the United States Digital Service’s Veterans Affairs team, which recently won an award for its innovative digital solutions.

Checking in with Long Term Care and FEEA

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Tune in this week to learn why long term care insurance is a crucial part of your retirement planning. And did you know FEEA’s Annual Public Service Charity Walk/Run is right around the corner? Get all the race details and sign up before it’s too late!

Emergent Technologies in Federal Agencies

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Last week on FedTalk, host Ben Carnes was joined by Carten Cordell, Senior Technology Reporter at FedScoop, and Derek B. Johnson, senior reporter at FCW, to discuss ongoing efforts by federal agencies to experiment with and, increasingly, deploy emergent technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Forging Ahead with Federal Leaders

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On this week’s FEDtalk, host Ben Carnes will be joined by Senior Executives Association (SEA) President Bill Valdez and Federal Times’ Jessie Bur to discuss current challenges (as well as current opportunities) facing federal leaders.

Get Outside for National Park Week!

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Tune in to FEDtalk this week to hear from the National Parks Service (NPS) about all the activities going on around the country for National Park Week April 21-29, including Junior Ranger Day and Park Prescription Day.

Improving Federal Data to Improve the Federal Government

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Tune in to the June 1st FedTalk to hear updates from USA Facts, “a new data-driven portrait of the American population, our government’s finances, and government’s impact on society,” and the DATA Coalition, the force behind the DATA Act, which has now been in place for one year. We’ll hear how it’s going.

Legislative Proposals on Whistleblowers and Inspectors General

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Whistleblowers and Inspectors General are a popular lot on Capitol Hill, since they identify issues large and small at agencies. As like any human being, sometimes the two make mistakes – and those mistakes can have huge implications for employees, agencies, and government policy.

Organizational Performance

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Tune in this week to learn how “Operational Intelligence” platforms are changing the way leaders, managers and staff can understand and relate to organizational performance.

Preview the Ride & Run to Remember, and Examine the Rise of Officer Assaults

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Tune in this week to learn about efforts to legally proctect law enforcement officers from ever-increasing assaults and attacks from the national president of Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA). Then, get the inside scoop on the annual Ride and Run to Remember from Craig Floyd at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

Re-Discover the Area's National Parks

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This show is re-airing Friday, August 21st.

Tune in to FEDtalk this week to discover the many offerings of the region’s national parks from the park representatives themselves. Summer is wrapping up, but there's still time for a day trip to Harpers Ferry, an afternoon in the sun at Anacostia Park, or attending one of Rock Creek Park’s numerous events.

Still Time to Celebrate National Park Week

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Missed last week’s show? Stream online anytime and learn about all the activities in store for the duration of National Park week.

Supplemental Insurance Benefit Options for Feds

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Tune in to FEDtalk September 25th on the eve of Open Season for a discussion on the supplemental insurance plan options available only to federal employees.

The Delicate Budget Balancing Act

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On the most recent FEDtalk, host Ben Carnes of Shaw Bransford & Roth was joined by a panel of budget experts to discuss the current federal funding landscape, how we got here, and whether there is any hope for a better future.

The Future of Federal Technology

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Tune in to the June 15th FedTalk to hear about what’s in store for federal technology for the coming year, including developments on expanded use of artificial intelligence, extended reality, and the unveiling by the Department of Energy of the world’s most powerful supercomputer.

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